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Delayed development of a rhabdomyosarcoma following radiation for a spinal cord glioma.
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PMID:  23296545     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Radiation-induced sarcomas represent a rare delayed-late secondary complication of radiation therapy. Radiation-associated sarcomas are associated with a worse overall prognosis compared to sporadic sarcomas irrespective of histological type. Herein we report a case of a 65-year old man who underwent surgery and radiation therapy for a T4 spinal cord low-grade two astrocytoma in 1965 and presented over 40 years later with spinal cord complex intramedullary tumor involving the thoracic cord with drop metastases in the lumbar spine. Histology from a partial resection of the thoracic spinal tumor revealed a high-grade rhabdomyosarcoma. In addition to the rarity of radiation-induced sarcoma arising following the treatment of a spinal cord glioma, this case study represents one of the first reports of a spinal cord rhabdomyosarcoma arising in this setting.
Edmond Mazbani; Robin L Jones; James Fink; Marc C Chamberlain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-oncology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-7373     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurooncol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309335     Medline TA:  J Neurooncol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
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